Possible drug interaction

When taking Valium, you should mind the possibility to come up with drug interaction if you combine Valium with some other medications.

So far, there are 781 mediations known to interact with Valium. Among those medications, there are 11 medications that are able to cause major interaction, 638 medications that are able to cause moderate drug interaction and 132 medications that are able to cause minor interaction.

It is always better to ask your healthcare provider on whether you can combine different medications with Valium.

Some drugs can make your treatment less efficient, so you need to be careful when taking them simultaneously with diazepam.

The combination of diazepam with the following medicines should be avoided:

  • selegiline,
  • phenobarbital,
  • oxycodone,
  • doxepin,
  • amobarbital,
  • butabarbital,
  • paroxetine,
  • mesoridazine,
  • fluoxetine,
  • haloperidol,
  • phenytoin,
  • omeprazole,
  • tranylcypromine,
  • chlorpromazine,
  • nortriptyline,
  • amitriptyline,
  • cimetidine,
  • promethazine,
  • rasagiline,
  • prochlorperazine,
  • isocarboxazid,
  • aripiprazole,
  • hydrocodone,
  • mephobarbital,
  • citalopram,
  • ketoconazole,
  • imipramine,
  • secobarbital,
  • hydromorphone,
  • morphine,
  • fentanyl,
  • methadone,
  • phenelzine,
  • and sertraline.

If you are not sure about the name of the medicine you are taking at the moment – ask your pharmacist of your doctor for help to identify the drug to be sure your diazepam treatment will be safe and efficient.

Using Valium correctly

You can use Valium for the treatment of different conditions alcohol withdrawal symptoms, muscle spasms and anxiety disorders. It is very important to use Valium is medication correctly.

Valium belongs to type of medications know as benzodiazepines. Valium helps people to improve their condition by affecting some chemical on brain.

Do not use this medication if your healthcare provider has not prescribed you with it. This medication is prescribed for short-time treatment. In case if you use Valium for a long time, you may get addicted to it.

Also, you should mind that you may face problems with tolerance. This may make you to want to use a larger dose of this medication.

It is important to understand such a situation and not take a larger dose without consulting with your healthcare provider.

If you take this medication for some time, you may find yourself experiencing withdraw effects.

Valium should be used wisely, and lots of factors need to be taken into consideration when this mediation is being prescribed.

Thus, this medication is not prescribed for people who have allergy to Valium. Your health status should be considered carefully before giving you a prescription for this medication.

This medication is not suitable for people who have

  • severe breathing problem,
  • myasthenia gravis,
  • severe liver disease,
  • narrow-angle glaucoma,
  • and others.

Any other health problem should be told about to a healthcare provider before getting a prescription for this medication.